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Hope is about to reach Mars.
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We will not get live footage of the spacecraft in action, but expect to follow as the mission control follows Hope in its maneuvers and reports on what will hopefully be a successful arrival. You can monitor the progress of the probe online as it approaches its destination.
Hope has spent more than 200 days traveling from Earth to the Red Planet. It won’t produce a rover, but it will adopt some important science by studying the planet’s atmosphere, weather, and seasons.
Hope will soon be tracked in orbiton Wednesday, and NASA will take over the spotlight on Feb. 18 when it tries of the planet. It will be a dangerous and exciting moment during a busy month on Mars.
But first, all eyes are on Hope.
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